Nikon D3000 Review
A green superscript one (¹) indicates the default setting.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Reset Setup Options|| Yes
|Returns all setup options to default settings|
|Format memory card|| Yes
|LCD brightness|| LCD brightness
-3 to +3
|Info display format||
|Auto Info Display||
|Clean image sensor|| Clean now
Startup & Shutdown ¹
|Mirror lock-up|| Start||Locks mirror up for the sole purpose of manually cleaning the sensor|
|Video Mode|| NTSC
|Time zone and date|| Time zone
Date and time
Daylight saving time
|Image comment|| Done
|When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.|
|Auto image rotation|| On ¹
|Image Dust off ref photo|| Start
Clean sensor and start
|Used to capture a 'dust reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Nikon Capture NX/2. (RAW only).|
|Auto Off Timers|| Short
Auto meter off
|Sets the amount of time before a function or menu screen is deactivated after a period of inactivity. In all cases this can be extended up to 10 minutes|
|Self timer delay|| 2s
|Remote on duration|| 1m
|Defines the amount of time the camera will wait for a signal from a wireless remote release before canceling remote control mode|
|Beep|| On ¹
|Viewfinder options|| Viewfinder grid
|File number sequence|| On
|Buttons|| Self timer/Fn button
Self timer ¹
Set framing grid
AE lock only
AF lock only
AE lock (hold)
|No memory card?|| Release locked
|Date imprint|| Off
Date and time
|Imprints date information at the bottom right corner of captured images|
|Active Folder|| Select folder
|Selects the preferred folder for recording images or creates a new folder on the memory card|
|Firmware Version|| Version No.
|Information display only.|
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|D-Lighting|| Select image
|Red-eye correction|| Select image||Corrects redeye automatically in portraits. Ignores images that do not contain faces|
|Trim|| Select image
Zoom / Scroll
|Filter effects|| Skylight
|Color balance|| Select image
|Small picture|| Select image
|Image overlay|| Image 1
|NEF (RAW) processing|| Select image
Set Picture Control
|Quick retouch|| Select image
|Automatically adjusts contrast and saturation|
|Color outline|| Select image
|Miniature effect|| Select image
|Stop-motion movie|| Create movie
Recent settings/My menu
To help speed up the use of such long menus, the D3000 allows fast access to commonly-used menu options by grouping the twenty most recently used settings in the 'Recent Settings' menu. Leaving the camera set to show Recent Settings is a good way of keeping track of which menu options you regularly use, although because this menu is fluid, it is less versatile than a customizable 'my menu'-type tab, of the sort found in Nikon's higher level DSLRs.
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